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Tips for meeting MSHA’s tougher criteria for workplace examinations

Oct 05, 2015

Tips for meeting MSHA’s tougher criteria for workplace examinations

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently announced that it was “beefing up” its inspections, enforcement activity, and training in the metal/non-metal (M/NM) sector beginning Aug. 10, 2015. This announcement comes in the wake of 15 fatalities in the ...

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MSHA issues seasonal safety alert for mining operations as fall begins

Sep 30, 2015

As the fall gets fully underway, miners across the country face new hazards as mines prepare for the winter season and begin working on tasks that aren't as familiar as the daily workload. The Mine Safety and Health Administration has ...

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MSHA gives out $8.4 million to 47 states for mine safety and health training

Sep 30, 2015

MSHA gives out $8.4 million to 47 states for mine safety and health training

The Mine Safety and Health Administration awarded $8,441,000 to 47 states and the Navajo Nation in order to support safety and health training courses. MSHA said the grants will pay for miners to take part in federally mandated training in order to reduce ...

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NEAR MISS: Miner injured after he was struck by spinning gear reducer

Sep 17, 2015

A miner at an underground limestone mine was severely injured recently after he was hit by a spinning gear reducer. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner who was injured was working three others to change the head pulley ...

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Top Operations: Las Vegas Paving’s Blue Diamond Pit

Sep 15, 2015

Top Operations: Las Vegas Paving’s Blue Diamond Pit

« Click here to return and cast your vote for the Blue Diamond Pit in the Top Operations contest   Click here to return to see all the entries in the Top Operations contest »   Las Vegas Paving continues to pave the way ...

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NEAR MISS: Miner injured after a forklift overturned at a cement plant

Sep 10, 2015

NEAR MISS: Miner injured after a forklift overturned at a cement plant

A miner at a cement plant was injured after the forklift he was operating tipped over and trapped him underneath. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner was driving the forklift in the cement plant's garage when he ...

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Who needs rulemaking?

Sep 02, 2015

Who needs rulemaking?

Amajor focus of the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) fatality prevention initiative, announced on Jan. 30, 2015, is workplace examinations required under 30 C.F.R. §§ 56/57.18002. But MSHA’s attention to workplace examinations was first publicized in the November 2014 ...

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MSHA issues 87 citations at six metal/nonmetal mines during July impact inspections

Aug 27, 2015

MSHA issues 87 citations at six metal/nonmetal mines during July impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration doled out 87 citations and four orders at six metal and nonmetal mines during its July monthly inspections. According to MSHA, one serious infraction came at Ulrich Gravel in Valley County, Nebraska, where inspectors found ...

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A miner was seriously injured after a metal walkway gave way

Aug 24, 2015

A miner was seriously injured after a metal walkway gave way

A miner at a surface crushed limestone was seriously injured recently when a metal walkway failed. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner was standing on a metal walkway at the crushed limestone facility when the the walkway ...

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MSHA releases investigation results of 2014 fatal mine accident in Utah

Aug 18, 2015

MSHA releases investigation results of 2014 fatal mine accident in Utah

The Mine Safety and Health Administration found that a Utah gypsum company had no fault in the death of a miner back in June 2014. According to MSHA, Kevin Lee Ames death was an accident when he suffered fatal burns on ...

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Ready for a tougher workplace exam?

Aug 12, 2015

Ready for a tougher workplace exam?

For those operators responsible for tracking their site’s regulatory requirements and recordkeeping, be forewarned: you may be about to get a significant increase in workload. During a July 22 stakeholder call, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) introduced a ...

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MSHA is stepping up its enforcement following three fatal accidents in one day

Aug 10, 2015

MSHA is stepping up its enforcement following three fatal accidents in one day

August 3 was a deadly day for mining across America as three miners died in completely unrelated accidents in three different states. In the wake of the deaths, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has decided up the enforcement and ...

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